Form or Function? What’s more important in new home construction?
The most fundamental aspects of great home design are Form and Function. Form refers to the aesthetic design of a building, while function refers to the practicality of the spaces created. In architectural terms: Form follows function. This means that form should be designed around the function of the design being created. Form and function go hand in hand in home […]
Building a new home is a huge step, both financially and emotionally. One of the most important elements in your planning process is ensuring you have a clearly defined budget. Most people will know how much they can spend on building a new home, but do not have an in-depth knowledge about the individual costs […]
Making the decision to build a new home rather than buying an existing one can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Trying to determine which option is going to provide more value for your money can seem like a daunting task. While there is no simple “yes or no” answer to the question of which decision […]
As one of Melbourne’s leading Custom Granny Flat Builders, the team at Premier Homes and Granny Flats understand that designing a new granny flat is a detailed and multi-faceted process that takes time, conversation and expertise. Just as no two people are exactly the same; so it goes for a custom-designed granny flat. Working closely […]
Choosing the right Custom Home Builder for you can be a daunting prospect. We’ve all heard the home building horror stories, where shoddy builders have left unfortunate people with empty pockets and crushed dreams. Thankfully there are ways to sort the more dubious contenders from the truly great Custom Home Builders. There are many factors […]
Do I need to have a design in mind prior to finding a Granny Flat Builder?
Building a Granny Flat can be an exciting venture for many of us, however, the first steps to getting the new Granny Flat of your dreams can be a little tricky to navigate. Questions like what do I want from my Granny Flat? How do I find the right Builder? and do I decide on […]
Why Safety for our Clients, Employees and Subcontractors is Paramount
Premier Homes and Granny Flats is a family business owned and run by a third-generation builder. We pride ourselves on having a strong code of ethics and strict safety standards for our clients, employees and subcontractors. We are a business built by family, for families. In a modern world, where the things we desire are […]
Building your new home or granny flat is an exciting time. It is a big step, financially and personally, and you want it to be as smooth a stress-free as possible. There are many factors to consider before you embark on the exciting journey of building your new home or granny flat. By following some […]
The short answer here is no. You don’t need land before finding a Home Builder. When taking those first steps to building a new home, the land you build on and the builder you choose are going to be high on the checklist. We know how important it is to find the perfect block of […]
Our Process: What to expect before, during and after your build
Premier Homes and Granny Flats provide our clients with a turnkey policy for all of our house and granny flat builds. What this means is that we take care of everything for you, from obtaining the required information and permits; liaising with councils on your behalf; through to laying floor coverings, hanging window furnishings and […]
Dependent Persons’ Units, affectionately known as Granny Flats, are typically thought of as a housing option exclusively for our elderly loved ones, but did you know that they can be used for a myriad of other needs? Dependent Persons’ Units (DPUs) can be utilised as accommodation for anybody, as long as they have a dependency on the people who live in the primary dwelling. This encompasses a diverse range of people and lifestyles, including those who have physical or intellectual disabilities.
Are you thinking of building a granny flat? Not sure where to start? Here is a guide on all things granny flats, from determining your eligibility, right through to what happens when your granny flat is no longer required.